Inner West Council area

Worker productivity

In the Inner West Council area, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $406,129 per worker in 2018/19.

Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.

Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total)and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Inner West Council area - Constant prices2018/192016/17Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2016/17 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing123,018115,122159,832139,465-36,813
Mining352,908439,804191,859452,327+161,048
Manufacturing103,708111,827105,061112,600-1,353
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services171,812291,016172,719290,945-907
Construction94,911116,653100,574120,700-5,663
Wholesale Trade179,812164,669187,247168,793-7,436
Retail Trade66,83761,03672,07464,156-5,237
Accommodation and Food Services61,03954,47162,80856,688-1,769
Transport, Postal and Warehousing137,040141,030149,879153,377-12,839
Information Media and Telecommunications181,020213,038167,880209,870+13,140
Financial and Insurance Services362,352341,088361,449340,049+904
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services406,129352,185397,225341,645+8,904
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services129,315133,342132,487135,237-3,172
Administrative and Support Services188,029174,052176,281159,189+11,747
Public Administration and Safety106,548110,752103,790111,381+2,758
Education and Training73,09077,82474,38879,467-1,298
Health Care and Social Assistance77,05875,57378,51072,995-1,451
Arts and Recreation Services53,11373,17251,06471,716+2,049
Other Services74,10166,68472,84066,865+1,261
Total worker productivity105,969123,498109,452125,911-3,483

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Inner West Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($406,129)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($362,352)
  • Mining ($352,908)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $352,185 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $341,088 in Financial and Insurance Services and $439,804 in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($181,020 compared to $213,038)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($406,129 compared to $352,185)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($352,908 compared to $439,804)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($171,812 compared to $291,016)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Inner West Council area decreased by -3,483 between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2018/19 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$161,048)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$36,813)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$13,140)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$12,839)

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